Application FAQs

How do I access the online application?

The online application can be found on the Graduate School Admissions website.

Do I send my documents (including the official transcripts, reference letters, statement of purpose and vitae/resume), to the graduate school or the department directly?

No. Please upload all of your documentation (including the official transcripts, reference letters, statement of purpose and vitae/resume) through the AdmissionPros system.  The Graduate school will refer applications and the respective documents to the program only when the application is complete.  If the application packet is incomplete the department will not receive the application packet.  The department can only make a decision once we receive a complete application from the graduate school.

When do test scores need to be submitted?

Your application will not be reviewed until all aspects (including test scores, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose) are received. So your test scores should be submitted around the same time the application is submitted.

Can I submit my application after the priority deadline?

Yes. Applications received on or before the priority deadline will be reviewed first and given first priority. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed and admitted on a space-available basis. 

Where do I check my application status?

Applicants can track the progress of their application through the Graduate Admission Application Portal.

I was not admitted because of a poor academic record, what can I do?

Students can apply to the Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bac) program, which essentially requires only a Bachelor's degree.  This would allow the student to enroll in some of the graduate courses required for the program and to demonstrate an aptitude for the program with good marks in those courses and references from the instructors.  The student could then re-apply to the program with the additional context of demonstrated capability at UNC Charlotte to balance their previous academic record.  This will not guarantee admission upon re-application but affords the opportunity for a student to demonstrate a much stronger case for admission. Up to 6 credit hours taken as a Post-Bac student can be applied toward the DSBA PSM.

Will my application be looked at if I am missing a document?

No. The graduate admissions office forwards applications to the program's Admissions Committee only when all elements of the application has been received.

How do I know if my test scores have been received?

You will receive an email in your application portal inbox informing you that your scores have been received. If you are unsure if they have been received or have questions about your test scores contact the graduate admissions office. Their contact info can be found at

What are the deadlines for applying for the Health Informatics and Analytics Program?

For fall admission the priority application deadline is March 1st, October 1st for spring semester, and May 1st for Summer II.  Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.  

As an undergraduate, what should I major in to prepare for the PSM?

Health Informatics Students Health Informatics and Analytics is an interdisciplinary program.  Students that have degrees in a broad array of disciplines ( Computer Science, Biology, Nursing, Kinesiology, Chemistry, Math, etc.) have been successful in this program.

Are students admitted to the program in the summer semester?

Yes. We admit students to the program in the fall, spring, and summer II semesters.

Is the GRE required?

In most cases. Applicants to the Master's Degree in Health Informatics and Analytics are required to submit GRE scores which are no more than 5 years old.  Applicants to the master's degree may request a test qaiver if: they have earned a terminal degree (PhD, JD, or MD) or they have completed a minimum of two courses in the graduate certificate with a 3.5 GPA or better and secure a letter of recommendation from a course faculty member. 

What is the average GRE score for students admitted to the program?

The average quantitative score is 68% and the average verbal score is 39%.

I want to do the dual Master degree. How do I apply for it?

You can apply for the Health Informatics and Analytics M.S and the other degree (ex: Master of Public Health) at the same time and be accepted into both, or you can apply for the other degree in your first semester. Once in the program, you will create a plan of study for your dual degrees.

How many letters of recommendation are required?

Three letters are required. The recommendations should be from people who work with you or have known you for a long enough time that they could speak for your work ethic and the type of person you are.

For additional information on the application process, please visit the Graduate School's website or the Graduate Admission’s FAQ site.